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Thursday, November 4, 2010

What's Up?


Sooo... I have a lot going on in my brain right now.  I figured today would be a good day to just recap everything.

Work - Well, Best Buy finally called me yesterday let me know that new hire orientation is next Thursday.  I'm anxious to get to it (and to bring in some more money) so Thursday cannot come fast enough!  Meanwhile, Maurices is kind of slow right now.  I'm not working a whole lot so it makes it hard to be pumped to be there when I do work, especially with Best Buy being all new and shiny and exciting.

School - School is going okay.  I can definitely feel myself running low on steam but with how expensive my tuition is I refuse to do poorly.  Two of my classes, intro to business and customer services strategies, are pretty easy but I can still totally apply them to my job.  MS Office, though, is the worst class on the face of the planet.  It's time consuming, totally boring and because all you do is follow rules out of the book I'm not learning anything.  Ready for it to be OVER.

NaNo - Still going strong!  I feel like a rockstar right now and it is an AMAZING feeling!

Family - My folks are currently in Jamaica right now (I know, I hate them too, I expect them to bring me home some coffee and rum) so we're watching their dog Lucy.  She's been with us since last... Thursday, I think?  I can't remember.  Anyway, aside from her randomly waking up one night and throwing up (thanks Lucy) she's been really good.  Also, my brother and his girlfriend Jen are visiting us this weekend.  And I am SO SO excited for Thanksgiving because it'll be my folks, brother and in-laws all here.  So that'll be lots of fun!

Friends - Well I am super excited because next weekend I'm having some wonderful blog ladies over here for a potluck get together.  Plus the always awesome Sara is staying the night (Dustin is a little petrified of all that craziness) and the next day we're hitting up Ikea.  I've been trying to really put aside my trust issues when it comes to friends and thus far I'm finding myself to be a lot more trusting.  Its been an interesting year as far as friendships have gone but I think right now I can honestly say that things are good.

Hating 2010 - I know I've said more than once than 2010 has not been my year.  Honestly, with only 2 more months to go I'm ready for it to be over.  Job loss and friend issues and money problems have just made this year a total and absolute dud.  So I am incredibly hopeful that when this year is over 2011 will emerge as the year of awesomeness.  I deserve that, right?

Blogging - That said, as much as 2010 has not been a great year, it has been good for one thing: blogging.  Seriously, what can I say?  I love the blog world and I love all of you.  Thanks for making me smile!

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58 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

And thank you for making me smile too,sweetie
I would love to be in Jamaica right now..hahah
How exciting that you are starting your new job next Thursday. Have a great day

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At least the last 2 months are the best months of the year, except for the snow, ugh.

I can't wait for next weekend... do you have any idea what people are bringing to eat? email me.

In all honesty, it really sounds like things could be worse for you - so focus on that for the next 2 months!

The Favour Shoppe

WE <3 you too!! Good Luck at Best Buy! I just got a job (after 8 LONG years taking care of my kids) at PetSmart :) So I totally understand about the new and shiny and exciting feeling!!

Smart Ass Sara

I'm super excited!!! And we have to find something fun to do or see for December and beyond. I'm kind of used to my monthly Krysten fix. I'm like a junkie now. :) And tell Dustin to not be worried- I'm always on my best behavior. :)

I love you bunches girl!!

Scientific Housewife

Yay for a new job and friends! Sounds great :)

Dani @ OK, Dani

Aw great post!
Congrats on BestBuy!
You are truly kicking ass at nano! I semi gave up :( I can't just NOT edit...it's awful.
I have a feeling your 2011 is gunna be awesome.



I'm pumped to hear about your Thanksgiving plans. We're hosting both families as well and I can't wait. Sure, I'm nervous, but I'm stoked to have everyone together.

And you know, sometimes we have a really sh*tty year, but fortunately you have blogging and school and now NaNo to keep your mind focused and chugging right along. Here's to a bigger and better 2011 for all of us.


Congrats on Best Buy! I'm Jamaican so i'm curious to know where your folks are visiting there. I'm sure that they're having a blast wherever they are! I love blogging too and blog friends like you make it so fun!

Lia Waroka Putri

And thanks for sharing ur life too! I enjoy reading every post and wih u all the best for every hope you wish upon the stars!

Emily Jane

Good luck at orientation! If US Best Buy orientation is the same as Canadian, it's really easy, and they have lots of lame videos lol :)


Sounds like you have a LOT going on! I hope the next two months are so good they change your mind about 2010 - and lead you into an even better year.


Ow, how lucky is your family? Wish I could go to Jamaica as well instead of cold Oslo, brrr!


I love this! Great positive attitude girl. I hate rough years. They seem neverending. I really hope next year is a better year for you.


Keep smiling Krysten, you'll get through these next 2 months and 2011 will be your year!

If you ever need help with the MS Office let me know.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

Yay! That's great about the new job calling! I can't believe there's only 2 months left in the year!

Cafe Fashionista

I love, love, love the fact that you are having a bloggy potluck this weekend - what a fun idea, Krysten!! :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

Good luck at training and a pot luck blogger get together sounds so fun! Great idea!

Teenage Bride

It alwasy amazes me how busy you are yet how well you handle it!


Montego Bay is awesome! The hubby(who is also Jamaican) and I returned home to Jamaica for vacay about three years ago. We hung out in Kingston(the capital) for a week and visited with friends and family. We then flew out to Negril and really enjoyed the rest of our trip/vacay. We stayed at the Grand Lido which was heavenly!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

I'm totally ready for 2010 to be over (seriously 2 international moves?!) but it has been really interesting.

Aww I want to attend the bloggy potluck! Glad you're excited about BB and rocking on the writing. You will get through school. After all that some day soon, you will also be partying in the islands like your parents!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

well it's almost done :) smile gorgeous doll Im sure 2011 will be better.
2010 was a great year for blogging though! xoxo


yayyyyyyyyyyyy for next wknd! I'm pumped to meet you and Sara! Not sure who else is going, but it'll be awesome. I'm racking my brain though for what kind of delicious goodies I can bring!

jeanette from everton terrace

Congratulations again on the job. I'll be getting my parent's dog on Monday for at least a week or more. She is an 8 month old lab and has more energy than any dog I've ever met, I'm exhausted just thinking about it!


At least 2010 is almost over, I can't say it's been my favourite year either! x

Dancing Branflake

I am happy for you in all your successes. You have such a vivacious spirit and I think that's why we love you so much.


It sounds like you have just enough good to balance out the bad in this list ;) And hmph! I want to go to Jamaica! lol


I would totally force your brother to watch monster movies since he missed your halloween marathon ;)

One day school will be over...then what?


Well, thank goodness for blogging and blog friends! Hope things are looking up SOON!

la petite coquine

It's always so important to take stock of everything going on, and assess your progress and new goals. A big HORRAY on the Best Buy job-and just in time! Enjoy the wonderful stuff you have coming up!


You've got so much going on right now and you still always have such a wonderful blog! Good luck with ALL of it!


wow, so much in your life! but it sounds like a lot of good things, i mean minus the MS Office class. i imagine that would be the worst class on the planet. unless there's a class called "Eating Nothing But The Food You Hate The Most For 3 Hours Straight 101." just trying to put things into perspective. :)

yay 2011!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine

Oh yeah...I could use some rum right about now!!! And yes on blogging and blog friends - it's been a good year. :) One thing is for sure though, this year has gone by like crazy!!! Can't believe I bought XMas stuff today...wow!

Have a fantastic rest of the day.

Jamie Leigh

Hey!! I just became a follower and grabbed your button :) I love your blog! I am also loosing steam with school, I took the MS office classes last quarter and I agree they are the WORST!!! Good luck!

kelli g. { bug miscellany }

DANG, lady. you are ROCKING the words!

i'm sure school will get more interesting once you get that pesky compu class outta the way.

i am SO ready for '10 to be over too! it's been a crap year -- except for blogging. blogging is goooood. :)


Jamaican coffee is the absolute best. SO jealous of your 'rents. And you are awesome lady. Your work ethic is amazing!


Dude, I would love to be somewhere warm and tropical right now. With winter coming on strong, I am dreading the cold so much. ]=

I'm glad you are still doing good with Nano! Keep it up!

I have a love/hate relationship with this past year, but I am definitely ready for it to be over and done with, too.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Here's hoping that 2011 will be the best year yet!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi

Here's hoping that 2011 will be the best year yet!


How can 2010 be a bad year with the new house!!?? Haha

Good luck at orientation :)

The Non-Student

Here's to 2011!

shawni marie

It's good to hear about other people's lives. It keeps me grounded and I love it when amazing women share their lives...

Awesome post...


Kristin Hjellegjerde

I wish you the MOST Fantastic year next year:)


That potluck sounds like so much fun! I'm a bit jealous I don't live closer. ;)

You are a rockstar at NaNo! Wow! Impressive.

Amber Blue Bird

nice catch up post, glad to hear you are letting your guard down some for friend time, a good friend can do wonders :)


amazing pic!

Bella @Bellgetsreal

Sounds like so much fun.

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Shelley Ann

it sounds like a lot of exciting, new things are happening for you! and i hear ya about 2010...im so ready for 2011!


It is great to reflect on this kind of stuff :)


Aww looks like you've got a lot of awesome stuff going on. I can't wait for the holidays either. I'm kinda psyched and as much as I love Christmas, I don't want to rush Thankxg either.

The Blonde Duck

It's been a hard year for me too. I'm glad the blog makes you smile!


busy girl!!! thanks for the update, hope you are havin a good day!


I've been absent from the blogosphere for a while... you're working at Best Buy!? I've worked there for almost three years now :) What department are you going to be in??


You deserve the most amazing 2011! I'm happy to start afresh myself too. How lovely you can fit in some friend time soon (makes up for not being in Jamaica with your folks, I'm envious of them! :)). And that is so awesome about the writing!

my name is lauren.

thanks for the quick and dirty update on life. i'm glad you're a part of the blog world....AND....i hope your parents bring you some rum! mmmmm!


2 months! wow!

2010 I felt like i could have done more. i hope 2011 looks up for you!


I love learning a bit more about how your life is going, my dear. Here's hoping for a better 2011!
xo Josie


So I know I'm a little (okay, a lot) behind on blogging so don't be surprised if you get a few comments on your past posts in the next couple minutes :)
Anyways- CONGRATULATIONS on getting the job at Best Buy. From what I hear, it is an amazing company to work for. They pay well and treat their employees with respect.
How and why would your folks go to Jamaica and not bring you? I think that has to be illegal or something... :)

Oh, My Darling

It's great to hear about how everything has been going for you. Hard to believe that 2011 is right around the corner, but I agree that it's fantastic to think about the new year!